Most modern TVs come with streaming platforms built-in but chances are, they don’t have the vast catalogue of local streaming services that you get with Amazon’s Fire TV stick. Beyond the usual platforms like Netflix, Prime Video, Disney+ and YouTube, the Fire TV stick also provides simple and convenient access to Neon, Sky Sport Now, Spark Sport, ThreeNow, TVNZ+ and more!
That means you no longer have connect to your laptop with an HDMI cable, painstakingly login via the built-in browser, or wait as your Chromecast takes it sweet time casting from another device. It’s certainly less than ideal, especially when there’s a solution that offers a truly convenient experience with just a few clicks of a remote or a voice command.
Whether you own a Smart TV or just a standard TV, there are some amazing benefits to be enjoyed with the Fire TV stick. As Amazon’s most powerful streaming stick yet, you’ll be getting a simplified, yet enhanced experience in a multitude of ways. Here are some of the benefits of adding a Fire TV Stick to your entertainment set up.
More streaming platforms (including local ones!)
Smart TVs come with select streaming platforms built-in that often include Netflix, Prime Video, Disney+ and YouTube. But most of the time, you won’t find any local streaming platforms; and if you only have a standard TV, you won’t find any platforms all! Amazon’s Fire TV Stick lets you stream over 200,000 movies and TV shows across a vast catalogue of global and local providers.
It’s the access to the local platforms that really bring it home for us. Especially seeing as some of the locals such as ThreeNow and TVNZ+ let you stream hundreds of TV shows and movies for free! And if you’re a big sports fan, you can stream directly from Sky Sport Now or Spark Sport with more ease and less lag.
Note: Subscription fees may apply.
Control it all with voice commands
The Fire TV Stick offers great performance that lets you control the device fluidly and with ease. But there are more ways it brings easy control that we don’t want to skip over and that’s the Alexa Voice Remote. We love our smart products and if you do too, we’re sure this feature will be a welcome addition to your smart home.
Using Alexa Voice Remote, you can use simple voice commands to find, launch and control content, such as ‘Alexa, find action movies”. You can even connect to other smart products in your home and use the voice functionality to control them, such as asking Alexa to dim the lights or show the front door camera (without stopping the show you’re watching thanks to Live View Picture-in-Picture).
Fast and powerful performance
If you like speedy performance, you’ll be pleased to know that the Fire TV Stick 4K Max in particular, certainly packs some power. It features a quad-core 1.8GHz processor that delivers fast loading of apps and fluid navigation as you switch between apps and search for content. If you have a Wi-Fi 6 router, even better! The Fire TV Stick 4K Max supports Wi-Fi 6 meaning you can enjoy top internet speeds, even while streaming in 4K.
Highly portable and great on-the-go
All of that power is packed into an impressively small product! That means that the Amazon Fire TV Stick is highly portable. Next time you’re on a business trip or simply heading out of town, take your vast catalogue of entertainment with you. All you’ll need is a TV with an HDMI port, a power source, and a Wi-Fi connection and you’re good to go! The Fire TV Stick also lets you stream songs from Amazon Music, Spotify, and more (subscription fees may apply) so on-the-go dance parties also become convenient.
Enhanced cinematic experience
The Fire TV Stick streams in up to 1080p Full HD at 60fps, with HDR 10 and HDR10+. If you’re looking for a full cinematic experience as you stream your shows and movies, the Fire TV Stick 4K Max is for you. It streams in vibrant 4K Ultra HD with support for Dolby Vision, along with HDR and HDR10+.
We all know a cinematic experience is about more than just the visuals though! The great news is that both Fire TV Sticks include immersive Dolby Atmos Audio. Dolby Atmos offers a surround sound experience that adds depth, clarity and details to create a spatial sound experience that draws you in. Dolby Atmos is subject to your subscription plan, Internet service, device capabilities, and content availability.
Who knew such a small device could bring so much to the table? It has a lot to offer to both smart TV users as well as standard TV users, from ultimate convenience to a fantastic catalogue of entertainment, all without breaking the bank. The Amazon Fire TV Stick and Fire TV Stick 4K Max are both available to purchase at PB Tech – head over to the Amazon brand store.